Research Paper On Slavery

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  • Slavery: From Ancient Times to the Modern Day

    This 6 page paper addresses questions about modern slavery but also looks at the history of slavery globally. Should the United States, a country that once held slaves but denounces slavery, tolerate slavery in other nations? This concept is explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Art of Slavery

    A 10 page research paper that examines the art of slavery, looking specifically at two aspects of this topic: the abolitionist art of the late eighteenth century, which focused on the horrors of the slave trade and the pro-slavery depictions of American plantations before and after the Civil War. Both of these examples show the influence of art on how slavery was perceived and both categories demonstrate the interplay of social forces between art and a larger society. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Perspective on Slavery

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of some basic questions regarding the literature of slavery, including: 1. What is/was one of the most enduring themes in African American literature? 2. Why did early African American anti-slavery advocates study the history of human slavery? and 3. Define fully the term social death. These questions are answered relative to works of African American literature. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Scripture and Owning Slaves

    A 7 page paper. The Holy Bible has been used to justify many different acts, practices and attitudes, often in error. This is the case with slavery. This paper reports some of the verses used by proslavery advocates to demonstrate the Bible approves of slaves and slavery. Noah’s curse on Ham’s descendants is a common section used to prove that God approves of slavery. Other verses are identified and discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Slavery & Religious Principles

    A 4 page essay that draws upon 3 primary sources from the antebellum era. From a modern perspective, it seems incredible that the most engrossing religious topic of the antebellum era was whether or not God sanctioned slavery or prohibited it. As slavery seems to modern eyes to be completely antithetical to Christian principles, this historical fact is difficult to comprehend. However, an examination of primary sources, both pro and con, shows that this was a complex debate, which had both sides drawing on scripture for justification of their arguments. However, ultimately, the most compelling arguments are against slavery, as the reality of the inhumanity of slavery negates any rationalization that can be put forth. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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